Men in Helicopters – Song and Lyrics by Adrian Belew

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Men in Helicopters’ by Adrian Belew. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Adrian Belew or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Wouldn’t it be great
To see the African plains
Before they lay them to waste
And only the bones remain
Wouldn’t it be poetry
To shoot holes in the poachers we see
With an elephant gun
Men in helicopters fly
Shooting rhinos from out of the sky
Why do we always assume
The planet is ours to ruin?
What a legacy we`re leaving behind
What a legacy
Wouldn’t it be something
For the men killing dolphin
To be caught up by their necks
In their greedy fishing nets
Wouldn’t it be irony
If the tuna fish canneries
Were to fall into the sea
The dolphins and the whales still left alive
Cry to the stars in the deep blue night
“There’s nowhere to hide,
The people on earth will not be denied”
What a legacy we’re leaving behind
What a legacy
Wouldn’t it be odd
If there really was a God
And he looked down on earth
And saw what we’ve done to Her
Wouldn’t it be just
If He pulled the plug on us,
And took away the sun